Is Cumin water safe/good for babies?

Kripa - posted on 08/11/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hi friends...
Just doing a research work on this:
We usually drink water which is boiled with Cumin. This is something people do in most parts of India(Please let me know if it isn't a practice in your state).
I wanted to know if this water is good/safe for babies under 3 years of age.
Thanks!
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Pushpa - posted on 08/30/2010

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uses of cumin water

it minimises constipation
it cools down the body heat
it flavours water

preperation boil water in a pot when it starts to boil drop cumins in a spice bag or directly into the pot and switch off dont allow the cumin to boil
if u put directly then filter the water

use it within 7 hours or it'l get bacterial growth

Pushpa - posted on 08/30/2010

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hey i'm from Tamil Nadu we boil water with Cumin in our place and i've given tht water for more than 5 months now to my 17 months twins i dont have any prob with it and they love tht water when i give them lukewarm less hotter than the formula...

they have prob in drinking plain water now so i carry a bottle of cumin water whereever i go

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Pushpa - posted on 09/03/2010

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ya u can add garlic, carrots, potato, lil tomato and make it into a sambar like thing without tamrind and chilies for spice i use melaku....

Kripa - posted on 09/02/2010

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Thank you! :)
I've had given my gal dal with cumin when she was like 6 months. I also added a little garlic to it.

Pushpa - posted on 09/01/2010

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Kripa:: ya i know tht in kerala they drink Cumin water u can give ur gal tht water and it'l keep her tummy in a good condition

Pushpa - posted on 09/01/2010

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ya i added cumin to almost all food and dal was one important thing i also used to add assafetodia in the kids dal and i gave them cumins ever since they were 9 months in water and also in dal but for dal, soup i used cumin powder

Vatsala - posted on 09/01/2010

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My daughter is 11 months old and Ihave been toying with the idea of whether or not to give her cumin with her daal.... did you give your babies cumin before they were 1?

Kripa - posted on 09/01/2010

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Thanks a lot Pushpa & Vatsala. That was good! We too drink cumin water here in Kerala. It is very good for gastric related issues too. I gave my daughter (1 yr old) the same & she liked it too! Since it's got so much medicinal properties, maybe mothers should try this atleast when they find their babies have colic related pains/worries.
Thanks.

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